The Minaldi Legacy by Courtney Cole
Series: The Minaldi Legacy #1-2
“I’m a monster, Eva. There’s no saving a monster. But I love that you want to try.”Buy the Book •
Luca Minaldi is rich, powerful and mesmerizing. He’s also a reclusive enigma. He lives in Malta, a fairy-tale place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best-kept of them all.
Eva Talbot moves to Malta to finish her doctoral dissertation in Psychiatry. When she meets Luca, there is a very real and instant attraction that she has never felt before. But even still, she senses the darkness that lives within him.
Eva is hired to care for Luca’s mother, a woman who suffers from dementia. It is Luca, however, that Eva will eventually risk everything to save… as the legacy that plagues him continues.
As the darkness swirls ever more tightly around her, Eva realizes that no matter how hard she tries, she might not be able to save Luca without losing herself.
Eva and Luca are thrust into a world where their love is tested and darkness reigns. Amid chaos and treachery, love and hate, Luca and Eva learn one important thing.
Love is dangerous.
But it also might be the one thing that can save them all.
The Minaldi Legacy consists of two parts: part one, Of Blood and Bone and part two, Of Darkness and Demons. This is a Dark Romantic Thriller and it contains adult themes and content.
There were so many times while reading this where I felt like I was reading a true, traditional romance novel. It was nice to mix this flowery remix, with suspense.
I really enjoyed the suspense, and mystery behind everything that was happening with Luca. When I thought I had figured things out, or had a good grasp at where the story was going I was floored! Courtney Cole kept me on my toes, and had me guessing the whole way. I really thought it was going in a paranormal/supernatural way, but was surprised all the same. The only complaints I have is that I felt myself struggling at times with the story. I felt it would slow way down, and was a tad repetitive. Eva also felt quite immature considering her age. These are very minute complaints, overall. The attraction was palpable between Luca, and Eva. They yearned for another, and Luca tried to push her away in the beginning. I loved the internal struggle he portrayed. Their love carried the story in so many ways, and kept me interested. If you enjoy a good mystery with your romance, then this is a great read for you.
Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.
Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3112212.Courtney_Cole
The Minaldi Legacy Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/series/97613-the-minaldi-legacy